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26/05/20

Phased re-opening for Year 10 students - announcement See our website at https://t.co/RaBCfvZgtl

19/05/20

HAR Bake Off. This week's challenge and last week's winners. Mouth watering yum! https://t.co/xLdeCbIj6D

15/05/20

Happy Friday. We are delighted to publish the second edition of our HAR From Home Newsletter. We hope you enjoy it. Remember to send contribution to Mrs Richards at a.richards.org.uk https://t.co/ZlQtz9e6zv

15/05/20

Dear Parent/Carers Please see important letter on our website from The Harris Federation https://t.co/LNUbHOB1N8

06/05/20

Fabulous bunting that our key worker school students and staff have made to decorate the academy for VE day. https://t.co/2TAtohZbZh

04/05/20

Dear parents/guardian Just a note that as Friday is a bank holiday there will be no virtual school lessons taking place. Happy VE Day celebrations to all.

04/05/20

KS3 Drama students combining their creative skills with their knowledge of ‘Dramatic Tableaux’. Bringing the stage home! https://t.co/gZNvxXEix3

04/05/20

More great work from our Year 9 students sent in this week. Well done to Rachel, Nojus and Oana. Also Miss Gander says to remember to tune into Grayson Perry's Art Club, Channel 4, Monday at 8.30pm. https://t.co/xCjRdroDKu

01/05/20

Happy Friday everyone. We have published our very first HAR from Home newsletter today. To see all the latest news go to https://t.co/L6C3RmEVMW To send anything you would like to see featured in our next newsletter please email a.richards.org.uk

24/04/20

Happy Friday Year 11. Hope you are all keeping safe and well. For those of you who have signed up to our Head Start Programme this will start next week. See below for the timetable for next week's lessons. https://t.co/nptEN2ciDr

23/04/20

Year 9 Parents/Guardians - see below regarding options survey https://t.co/GKS2IXORru

22/04/20

Letter to parents and carers https://t.co/lSDnPn90sX

21/04/20

Parent and pupil consultation on changes to the academy day. https://t.co/32m2tmW0Ql

21/04/20

We are so very sorry the website couldn't cope this morning, but the fact that so many of our year 8 children and parents have contacted us to let us know shows just how great our geography students are. Ms Blake

21/04/20

Help and Support for Children and Young People during Covid 19 https://t.co/SzAKsXVo5M

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Curiosity for Learning

We have a set of learning behaviours that students are encouraged to display. These are incorporated into our school values of Belong, Believe, Become

Students that regularly display these behaviours will make excellent progress at school and be equipped with the right mindset to lead a successful life outside of school. Students who display these learning behaviours are rewarded with BBB points (see Rewards and Praise page).


Curiosity

SlantA key learning behaviour at Harris Academy Rainham is showing curiosity. We believe it is important that students develop a love of learning and are active in their lessons through asking and answering questions and students are regularly rewarded BBB points for doing so.

Students demonstrate that they are curious about their learning by showing SLANT throughout their lessons. 

  • Sit Up
  • Listening Actively
  • Ask/Answer Questions
  • Note-taking
  • Track the Speaker

Students who listen actively throughout lessons, and participate through note-taking and asking and answering questions, will not only find that they enjoy their learning a lot more but will also find they make a lot more progress and retain a lot more key information.


How curious are you?

We want our students to be curious outside of lessons too, and have launched a competition called How curious are you?

Every Monday a curious question is released via social media and students have all week to think about the question and submit a response to the ‘curious box’ in the library. On Friday, student leaders read these responses and select the winning entries.

Participating in this competition encourages students to display our learning behaviours such as being curious about learning, thinking hard and showing scholarly behaviours outside of lessons. That's why all entries receive 5 BBB points (see Rewards and Praise page).

Examples of ‘curious questions’ include:

  • If William had not won the Battle of Hastings in 1066, how different would England be today?
  • If you were going to invent a language for the whole world to speak, where would you start?
  • What is a black hole?
  • Is a selfie art?
  • If God exists, why is there so much evil in the world?

Full details of our expectations for behaviour, both inside and outside of the academy, and of our approach to rewards, sanctions, support and intervention, can be found in our behaviour policy downloadable from our Student Welfare page.